The Humpty Dumpty Institute

Press Release

The Humpty Dumpty Institute to Take United Nations Diplomats to Saint Louis, Missouri

March 16, 2009



New York City, N.Y. — The Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) through its “U.N. Across America Program” will bring a delegation of senior U.N. diplomats to Saint Louis March 22-24, 2009. (List below)  The delegation will arrive in Saint Louis Sunday afternoon, March 22. The delegation will be hosted at a dinner on March 23 by the World Affairs Council of St. Louis.  They will also take part in town hall panel discussion at Washington University where they will discuss international issues with students and faculty.  In addition, while in St Louis the Ambassadors will visit the Monsanto Research Facility and Novus International Inc.

Ms. Constance Milstein, Chairman of HDI, says “HDI’s ‘U.N. Across America” program is designed to show U.N. diplomats areas throughout the United States they might not have the opportunity to visit. We believe that it is extremely important to expose them to the economic and cultural vibrancy of Los Angeles and give them a chance to forge ties with the city’s business, academic, and cultural communities”.

For a detailed schedule or to arrange interviews with any of the participants, please contact HDI Program Manager Alma Manzo at 212-944-7111, or by e-mail at


  • Ambassador Filipe Chidumo – UN Permanent Representative/Mozambique
  • Ambassador Le Luong Minh – UN Permanent Representative /Viet Nam
  • Ambassador Zachary D. Muburi-Muita – UN Permanent Representative/Kenya
  • Ambassador Park Inkook – UN Permanent Representative/Republic of Korea
  • Ambassador Rayko Strahilov Raytchev – UN Permanent Representative / Bulgaria
  • Ambassador Simona Mirela Miculescu – UN Permanent Representative / Romania
  • Ambassador Ruhakana Rugunda – UN Permanent Representative /Uganda
  • Ambassador Leslie Gatan – UN Deputy Permanent Representative /Philippines
  • Minister Irakli Chikovani – UN Deputy Permanent /Georgia
  • Ambassador Kenneth Liao, Director General of TECO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office) in New York
  • Mr. James Lawrence, Acting Director, Partnership Programs/Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, U.S. Department of State